The GCE-US Youth Advocacy Engagement Program is a program that not only equips students, young professionals and youth from various backgrounds with information about education for all but also empowers them to share their knowledge with others.
As a GCE-US Youth Advocacy Leader, you will work with and learn from our coalition members about how to advocate for equal access to quality education worldwide. You will also gain knowledge and skills in advocacy, coalition-building, grassroots organizing and the legislative process.
This training program is the beginning of a long-term experience in advocacy for global education. Each participant will take the tools learned at the training home to his/her own community and engage in monthly actions for at least a 6 month commitment period with support from the GCE-US team.
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Participation in the online learning series is open to all youth leaders. To participate in the online learning series, you must complete an application and commit to actively participating in the webinars. Following the webinar, you may also be asked to share your thoughts and questions with your fellow youth leaders in the GCE-US Youth Leader Facebook group or on Twitter. Youth are also encouraged to actively participate in the Global Action Week for Education, submit blogs to the GCE-US Action blog, submit videos to the GCE-US YouTube channel and share the message of global education with others. More details about how you can get involved are available here.
For youth who wish to attend the Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC:
To participate in the Advocacy Summit, you must be 18-25 at the time of the training, permanently reside in the U.S., be able to attend the entire training, including the online learning series, complete the application and submit a letter of recommendation from a person who can speak to your involvement on your campus or in your community. Youth who wish to attend will have the option of fundraising to cover the cost of their trip.
Youth leaders are not required to attend the Advocacy Summit, but it is a wonderful opportunity to network with nonprofit professionals, acquire advocacy skills and meet policymakers.
If you are interested in participating in the GCE-US Youth Engagement program, please complete the interest form.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.